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  • Murdered child's removal OK'd by Nelson Circuit Clerk's office

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  • Trimble takes fair crown

    Only one word could sum up the way Samantha Trimble felt as she heard her name announced Monday night as this year’s Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show: “Thrilled!”

    “I’m so excited,” said Trimble, the 18-year-old daughter of Kelley and Terry Trimble. “There were seven beautiful girls up there, and I’m thrilled to be chosen (as the winner).”

    Apparently, she was thrilled and thankful.

    The first thing she did after leaving the pageant stage was thank the judges.

  • Missing 16-year-old found

    A Lawrenceburg youth who was reported missing last week has been found, Lawrenceburg Police Department Sgt. Chad Powell announced Monday morning in a news release.

    Dillon Lee Whittaker, 16, was found early Sunday morning in Lawrenceburg, Powell said.

    Whittaker was reported missing June 12 by his mother, Kathy Pike, police said.

    No other information was immediately available.

  • Slot machine measure passes in House

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) was one of 52 state representatives who voted Friday afternoon in favor of slot machines at the state's horse racing tracks.

    The measure passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 52-45, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The issue needed 51 votes to pass. The measure must now be approved by the Senate. As of Friday afternoon, it was still unknown if the Senate would vote on the issue during the current special session.

  • Critics throw cold water on city's proposed 'spray garden'

    The city of Lawrenceburg’s efforts to build a “spray garden” in the city park near the American Legion complex is being met with criticism in this week’s letters to the editor, including a 13-year-old who calls it a “big waste of money.”

    “It’s basically sprinklers which, let’s face it, aren’t that fun for very long. Wouldn’t it be so much better to have a pool with water slides?” writes Brooke Tindall. “It would cost the city $90,000. In my opinion this is a big waste of money.”

  • Horse show, fair begin this weekend

    Seven young women will compete Monday night to be named the fairest of the fair at this year’s Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    The contestants for Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are between the ages of 16 and 20 and will be judged in casual wear, swimwear and formal wear, with a percentage of their scores coming from a pre-pageant interview.

    The reigning Miss Lawrenceburg is Courtlyn Adams.

    The fair kicks off two days earlier with a miniature horse show at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Three pageants will also take place Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Lifetime of service

    Charles Woods Jr. probably never set out to be a role model, but Lawrenceburg would be hard-pressed to find a better one.

    Woods, who died Saturday at the age of 76, epitomized the ideals of small-town America by quietly giving of his time and talents to make Lawrenceburg a better, safer place to live.

  • City prepares for lawsuit in murder-suicide case

    An attorney has been assigned to represent the city of Lawrenceburg against what is likely to be a lawsuit from the mother of a 21-month-old who was shot and killed by his father last month in an apparent murder-suicide.

    City Attorney Robert Myles confirmed that the city’s insurance carrier assigned the attorney, who was scheduled to meet Wednesday with city officials.

    Myles said no action had been filed by the child’s mother, Candice Dempsey, as of Monday afternoon.

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  • Graeter sentenced to 13 years for Food Court slaying

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16, 2008 was sentenced earlier this week to 13 years in prison.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 19, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

    He was originally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death. First-degree murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.